Colorado Snowpack Currently at 210% of Average!

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"Awesome day on a classic peak yesterday- North Maroon with Ted Mahon and John Kedrowski. Photo by Jordan White" - Chris Davenport, May 20th
“Awesome day on a classic peak yesterday- North Maroon with Ted Mahon and John Kedrowski. Photo by Jordan White” – Chris Davenport, May 20th (track on left = goat!)

Colorado has had an amazing spring with cold temperatures, new snow, and a lack of red dust (which causes the snow to melt faster).

All this has equated to a record spring snowpack that is currently sitting at 210% of average to date.

Colorado snowpack looking superb right now at 210% of average for today's date. image: nrcs, today
Colorado snowpack looking superb right now at 210% of average for today’s date. image: nrcs, toda

Locals are reporting some of the best ski mountaineering conditions in decades.

Chris Davenport has been getting after it!

Arapahoe Basin ski resort is still open.

PHOTOS & VIDEO:

"A little follow-cam action on Matthew Holstein this past Saturday as we made our way down the east face of 12,965' West Sopris. Great day with Matt and Pete McBride Photography out in the Elks. I love spring in Colorado." - Chris Davenport, May 23rd
“A little follow-cam action on Matthew Holstein this past Saturday as we made our way down the east face of 12,965′ West Sopris. Great day with Matt and Pete McBride Photography out in the Elks. I love spring in Colorado.” – Chris Davenport, May 23rd
"A few more shots from the great day topping out North Maroon on Thursday. Fun to be able to join Jon Kedrowski as he attempts to ski all of Colorado's 54 14ers in one winter season. photo: ted mahon" - Chris Davenport, May 22nd
“A few more shots from the great day topping out North Maroon on Thursday. Fun to be able to join Jon Kedrowski as he attempts to ski all of Colorado’s 54 14ers in one winter season. photo: ted mahon” – Chris Davenport, May 21nd

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